Posted On March 10, 2015 by PUSC
Portland Thorns FC have announced their 2015 preseason roster which includes Placer United alumni Savannah Coiner. The team opened training for its third season in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Thorns FC will open the 2015 NWSL regular season with back-to-back home matches at Providence Park on April 11 against the Boston Breakers and April 18 against the Western New York Flash.
Upon finishing her fourth starting season in the ACC at Clemson University, Savannah was invited to the preseason training camp for the Portland Thorns which started March 9th. The Thorns have been in contact with Coiner since her last college game. The Thorns, based in Oregon, have the largest fan base and most support of any professional women’s soccer league. In a 2014 game against Houston, the crowd was a record-breaking 19,123 people. The fan support and involvement in Portland is unlike any other in professional women’s sports.
Coiner was also invited to try-out with the Seattle Reign, Boston Breakers, and West New York Flash.
The National Women’s Soccer League played its first season in 2013 after the Women’s Professional Soccer League disbanded in 2012. The season runs from April-August, and consists of 9 teams. If selected, Coiner will join names like Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Heather O’Reilly in the league.
Goalkeepers (4): Nadine Angerer**, Brittany Anghel*, Michelle Betos, Emily Kruger*
Defenders (14): Steph Catley**, Savannah Coiner*, Sarah Jackson*, Kendall Johnson, Kaylyn Kyle**, Alyssa Kleiner*, Emily Menges, Courtney Nelson*, Courtney Niemiec, Devin Prendergast*, Meredith Speck*, Rachel Van Hollebeke**, Rhian Wilkinson**, Kat Williamson
Midfielders (14): Chelsea Archer*, Kate Bennett*, Taylor Comeau*, Sinead Farrelly, Chrisalyn Fonte*, Krystyna Freda*, Tobin Heath**, Natalia Ledezma*, Allie Long, Sarah Robbins, Mana Shim, Ayaki Shinada*, Allie Sima*, McCall Zerboni
Forwards (10): Genoveva (Ayo) Añonma+, Shakira Duncan*, Melissa Fernandez*, Kelsey Haycook*, Alex Morgan**, Zuri Prince*, Danielle Schulmann*, Christine Sinclair**, Jodie Taylor**, Hanna Terry
**Currently with national team
+will arrive later this season